tombutlin (73) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite nice, but I won’t buy it again. Good hoppy aroma, but it sometimes seemed to hide behind the malt. Given the hop pedigree, I expected more, but I guess as this is an English Ale, not an IPA, I shouldn’t expect this. Worth experimenting with, but I much preferred the Moa White IPA and Moa South Pacific Pale Ale
gusdayrell (4) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good strong taste bitter level at good level. Good smell. Good with fried food.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12.7 OZ bottle into a int glass.
Aroma- Hops then some malt and a little floral presence.
Appearance- Pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head.
Taste- Has an OK hops and yeast flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a buttery texture to it.
Overall- An average beer, I probably won’t drink this again.
fcarva22 (2) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The combination of different malts and the fact that it's fermentation is finished in the bottle make this a distinctive english ale born in New Zealand..
trith1 (53) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber appearance; crisp aroma, yet reminiscent of a horse stable. The hop is clean and warming, which you expect of a winter ale. Palate is complex, perhaps a touch bitter on its own, next time I would couple it with a a richly spiced meal to cleanse and balance the truly earthy nature of the brew. Definitely would drink again, but needs a food pairing. Another feather in the MOA brewing hat. **please roll before opening.
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cerveja estava claramente oxidada. Avermelhada / Âmbar, ausência total de espuma. Aroma resinoso e só, não capitei ésteres, o que se repetiu no sabor. Zero de carbonatação, amargor médio, corpo médio-alto. Aftertaste doce.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, rusty hops, with plenty of malt backbone to really prove its English roots. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Copper orange pour with a big fluffy light tan head and sudsy stick. Aroma of caramel, orange, spice, floral. Tastes are zesty citrus, floral, toffee, pepper, herbal, berry. Oily palate. Astringent and lightly dry in the finish. Strange brew overall - but interesting.
probstblueribbon (3248) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.7 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep amber with a large creamy light tan head and fine floaty bits.
Aroma: Bright citrus hops, a bit woodsy and floral, has an acidic edge, limited bread crust/biscuit malt character, lightly fruity.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: A bit maltier than the nose, with a bit of caramel/toffee as well as breadiness, citrus hops with an herbal twang, still lightly acidic (mild infection??), light fruity esters; dry with fairly good bitterness and a balanced finish.
Not bad. Not as good as I was hoping for.
waiake (371) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Pours hazy dirty brown fine hoppy citrus sort of fizzy taste goes down real nice lovely tangy aftertaste lingered for ages